IMCA Safety Flash 11-22

IMCA has published Safety Flash 11-22.

IMCA safety bulletin 11-22 published
IMCA safety bulletin 11-22 published

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Riggers injured while disconnecting rigging

Three riggers were injured whilst removing rigging from a load of timber pads after they had been backloaded from the vessel to a cargo barge. The barge and vessel were located nearshore in a sheltered location.

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Near miss: Floor Plate fell from Main Mast during storm

A floor plate fell from the main mast to the deck during a storm. At the time there were violent storm force winds of 55 to 60 knots with an 11m swell. A crew member suddenly heard an object falling from above. It landed near the upper deck port forward crane. It was a piece of 50 x 80 cm aluminium plate with 4 holes for securing and weighing about 2Kg. There were no injuries nor property damage.

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MAIB: Loss of containers overboard – task seen as routine

On 31 October 2020, 34 containers were lost overboard from the general cargo vessel Francisca, near Duncansby Head in the North Sea. Francisca was on passage from Iceland to the Netherlands when severe weather conditions were encountered.

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Maintenance and painting – two incidents

During lowering of a lifeboat, a small shackle broke. The shackle held the upper sheave guiding the brake release wire, resulting in the sheave falling down on top of the lower sheave. This caused the brake handle not to fall into brake position, with the consequence that the lifeboat did not stop lowering but kept on going down.

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MSF: Manual Handling Injury During Bulk Hose Operations

The incident occurred when a vessel was preparing for bulk cargo operations at an offshore installation. The installation crane operator lowered a bulk hose with dry break connection to the vessel where the crew were standing by to connect.

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